Disco Biscuits Live at Electric Factory on 2001-12-31
Set I: Aceetobee, Spaga, Three Days, Mindless Dribble > Hope
Set II: Plan B, Star Wars Theme > Indiana Jones Theme > Superman Theme, Helicopters, Reactor > Vassillios > Reactor, Jamillia
Set III: Boulevard > Mindless Dribble > Confrontation > Save the Robots, Sister Judy's Soul Shack > Basis for a Day,
Encore: Aquatic Ape
Collection DiscoBiscuitsBand/Artist Disco BiscuitsVenue Electric FactoryLocation Philadelphia, PASource AKG 480ck61>Lunatec V2>AD2K+>DAP1Lineage DA20mkII(DAT Master)>DIO-2448>Cool Edit 2000>CDWavTaped by Tim DanielsonTransferred by Daniel Ritchey
December 24, 2012
I'll never get the hate for Three Days
Were the vocals bad? Sure! But it isn't like the Biscuits were holding back songs with good singing or anything. I'm not sure if it was a joke either, maybe more like a reason to go out and play primal psychedelic caveman rock without having to play Magellan and Floes every show? Those songs are fun to play.. You could even tell back when Allen had any reason to be engaged in this band, he was really crushing the manic tom rolls in Magellan, Floes and Crystal Ball in 06-09.
This is the king of all buzzkill NYEs though, battling it out with the 27th for the worst show of this run, and I think NYE loses. It starts off so nicely though, the AC2B, Spaga, Three Days segment is well executed and displays considerable creative inspiration.
Other than that..? Reactor-> Vasillios is good, the Robots rework was a sad sad day, as we saw the last of the amazing Robots we once knew and said hello to the "New Robots" which would eventually turn this futuristic junglist brain melter into a song with a 10 minute long whiteboy funk jam. c'est la vie.
After the initial salvo, I'd say the Boulevard -> Dribble is the best the show has to offer.. The dub jam in Ape is cool, I'm glad to see it isn't notated "Dub version" or something ridiculous.
I'm going with 2 stars.. It's an NYE show, and it's coming right after three All-Timers in a row so it gets some slack, but it's nice to let people know that this isn't the glorious orgasm that started building up during the ridiculous triple themed triplets section of the Recher Dribble continuing through goddamned near everything on the 28th, 29th and 30th.
June 1, 2006
Uneven Show, Great Highs and Lows
Walked in durin the finale of a stella AC2B, and it holds up on tape. Spaga was one of the best to that time. three days was a total buzz kill, a bad joke going on too long. The first set rushed to a close with a pedestrian Dribble>Hope. Had to get off stage for New Years.
Set 2 was probably the most solid of the night. Good Plan B, and cheesy fun for new Years, with Indiana Jones getting rolled off the stage by a boulder, Luke Skywalker getting defeated by Darth Vadar, and finally Superman saving the day and bringing in the New Year; live theatrics were included.
Copters with the Happy New Year Lyric, and Vassilios taking the cake as my personal highlights for the night. Vassilios was especially dynamic, colorful, and right in the moment. jammilia was a fun closer to a short set.
Boulevard brought in set 3, which jammed into an out-of-context, yet towering Dribble conclusion, followed by Save the Robots. the whole band was dressed in white, and the stage was likewise draped all in white. In fact, Barber was wearing a white tux with a top hat and shades, and Brownstein was in a white basebass jersey. During the debut of the reworked Robots, the circular disc of stage lights came over the band, suspended inches above their heads. Very strange, but fun.
Sistter Judy's kicked off the finale, and jammed into an excellent, drawn out basis conclusion.
For the encore, Maxwell Dawson danced at the side of the stage while the band treated him to a dub Ape, bidding him farwell as he prepared to embark overseas for his education.